NUTRITION AND HEALTH
cod. 1005861

Academic year 2014/15
2° year of course - Second semester
Professor
SCAZZINA Francesca
Academic discipline
Fisiologia (BIO/09)
Field
A scelta dello studente
Type of training activity
Student's choice
21 hours
of face-to-face activities
3 credits
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course unit
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Learning objectives

The student will learn the basics of the association between diet and health, with a specific focus on nutrition-associated diseases, the mechanisms explaining this relation and the methods for its assessment.

Prerequisites

Basics of human nutrition.

Course unit content

- Dietary regimes
- Hunger and satiety
- Nutrition-associated diseases
- Nutritional surveillance

Full programme

- Dietary regimes
Vegetarianism
Dietary intolerance
Trendy diets (low carbs, Zone...)

- Hunger and satiety
Endocrine signalling
Nutrients
Measures

- Nutrition-associated diseases
Overnutrition diseases
Undernutrition-diseases
Allergies and intolerances
Nutrition-related behavioral disorders.

- Nutritional surveillance
Strategies and methods to measure food intake
Nutritional epidemiology

Bibliography

- Alimentazione e nutrizione umana - Il pensiero scientifico editore

Teaching methods

Frontal lessons.

Assessment methods and criteria

Oral exam

Other information

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